Swap-bot Time: May 15, 2021 10:30 pm


Date Joined: June 22, 2008
Last Online: May 15, 2021
Birthday: August 4
Country: United States
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About Me

My name is Joy, and I am a retired real estate broker from northern Ohio. I have 4 daughters, 4 stepchildren, 6 grandchildren, and 2 new, great-grandchildren. I play golf, craft and travel. I used to cruise. I also love the Cleveland Indians, Cavaliers, Browns and any Ohio sports team.....2020 was.a sad year for all sports and fans on many levels.

Favorite Music

Music seems to be limited to oldies, classical, and anything my grandchildren (the musical ones) are involved in. Norah Jones is a fav. I really like peace and quiet.

Favorite Books

*The Midnight Library
*The Book of Names
* Dear Edward
* Where the Crawdads Sing
* All Nicholas Sparks
*WWII love stories
* Love Jeffrey Archer
* Lee Child * David Baldacci
* Michael Connelly
* Harlan Coben
* Rosamunde Pilcher
* Last of the Breed by Louis L'Amour (not a western)
* Philippa Gregory.
* JoJo Moyes

Books are a big part of my life, both written and audio. I will read almost any mystery or best seller. Historical novels are pretty good also. Once in a great while I'll read a "trashy love story" just to break the monotony of serial killers. My eyes get tired more often, so sometime it takes a while to get through a book. I am downloading books on my IPad more and more. Love it!

Favorite Movies

TV is just a vehicle for watching movies and sports. I LOVE movies. I found that the local library has most of the just released movies, and I usually have a list of 25 or 30 at any one time on reserve. My favorite movies are: Anything Marvel or DC, French Kiss, You've Got Mail, Moonstruck, Kinky Boots, Avatar, Chicago, Triplets of Belleville, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy, Breakfast Club, Howl's Moving Castle, Shall we Dance, original Japanese version. I am not opposed to any genre, except perhaps most sci-fi's. (Ok, I'm not totally square....I do like The Matrix and most Quentin Tarantino movies) Can't wait for John Wick 4. I find I like Kung Fu movies, and laugh at myself. I have been watching dvds of BBC series, such as Upstairs/Downstairs, Downton Abbey, etc. I look forward to Project Runway and all variations. I always loved Fashion Police.....I will miss "bleeping" Joan Rivers and the ugly red carpet dresses. With Covid, Netflix is my new addiction. They carry movies, tv series and original programming that I can watch anytime, anywhere.

Favorite Crafts

My interests include textiles & fiber knitting (scarves) and crochet (afghans), sewing, and collage jewelry/button stuff. Button dolls. Any Christmas ornament or decoration. I started making my own Christmas cards. I am obsessed with ATC's. I made 5 "family history" altered books. Also trading postcards has become a new interest. . I do some Kumihimo braiding. I am making beaded bracelets. Very Zen-like. 2019: Crystal suncatchers and tree ornaments. Fun and easy gift.

More about me

I am not easily offended, love tasteful nudes, double entendre's, clever sarcasm, etc. I collect and hoard whatever I need at the time for my current project(s). I did purge all the supplies for past projects during the move. I feel so much lighter. There is so much to learn and do, and so little time. I do love hand made things. There is a little bit of the artist in everything hand made. I think thats why I love ATC's. The maker's personality shows through. So, do not worry about what I like. I am open to anything you love. I have recently developed a love for postcards. It's instant mail gratification...I like them naked with a nice note, or sent in an envelope (to be used for another swap). I love sending and getting little pieces of mail. My vacation shopping now includes buying interesting postcards for my swaps. Too funny!

Yes, Please

OK.... I will be adding thoughts from time to time. It's hard to list likes when there is very little I don't like.

I Love...........

  • Anything about the Royal family. I have a small collection of British commemoratives (china, postcards, etc.)
  • Middle ages (Henry VIII, etc.)
  • anything (book pages, etc.) written in a foreign language
  • Unusual colored/patterned/floral papers. All colors, especially muddy/washed out/muted colors and patterns. ATC sized papers (2.5 x 3.5 or larger). I also like hand made papers and backgrounds.
  • Rubber stamps, especially clear or unmounted ones
  • ephemera from victorian to the 50's
  • Anything Tim Holtz
  • Notecards, decorated envies
  • I would love it if you used real stamps when mailing me.
  • books and magazines on crafts, beading, buttons, or paper crafts.
  • Butterflies

  • POSTCARDS - written or unwritten from anywhere in the world. I prefer standard 4x6 size (NOT oversized or large) for my album unless the swap calls for something else. I DO NOT collect multi view cards or vintage or handmade. I like in no particular order, but not limited to:

    • people
    • real animals (not the cartoony ones)
    • art
    • lighthouses
    • touristy
    • Lantern Press
    • world heritage sites
    • foreign
    • scenic
    • map
    • national parks
    • black and white
    • stadiums/sports
    • Maxicards *State Capital Buildings
  • my state map collection (blank) is complete but, there is more than one design for each state.

  • I love Go Cards and Max cards. They are ad cards with great graphics. They are actual post cards with ads on the front and no/very little print on the back. I have not been able to find them in Ohio.

  • pierced earrings - I like hooks rather than posts.
  • Chocolate, especially dark or bittersweet
  • Decaf coffee
  • Anything made with love
    • Computers (I don't mean someone should send me a computer, but I spend a lot of time on mine.)
  • Movies (ditto for movies) I would love recommendations
  • Book recommendations

No, Thank You

If you can avoid these.

  • Cutsy stickers (Hello Kitty, Kawaii, etc.)... It's ok if you make me something with them, I just don't feel creative using them myself.
  • Quilting-supplies or fabrics, I don't quilt- that would be a whole other life.
  • I don't journal
  • All jazz music, heavy metal, most country (I know, it's un-american)
  • Sci-fi movies
  • Most bugs
  • Spandex anything
  • make-up, I don't wear much
  • Cooked spinach - liver - mushrooms
  • squash (anything with a z or q in it)
  • perfumes and lotions. I'm not into scented anything.
  • People who send swaps or postcards without a little personal note. A line or two would be enough. I would love to hear something about you or your area.
  • Postcard dislikes:
  • multi view
  • cartoony animals/people unless it's cartoon characters
  • Oversized (larger than 4x6)
  • Handmade (unless the swap calls for it)
  • Zazzle
  • Vintage


I always send my swaps on time. I never mark sent until I actually mail my swap. However, sometimes it goes into a mail box, not the post office, so the post mark might not be the same as my sent date. If you don't receive anything in a reasonable time-frame, please let me know before you rate me and I will resend. I send all multiple partner swaps at the same time. So, if you see I have been rated by someone in your swap, you know I did send to you also. I WILL NEVER LET THE POST OFFICE WIN! I do keep track of my swaps. I know it's my responsibility to check on whether you received my swap, and as many of you know, I do. But it's also your responsibility to rate me when you do receive it. Thank you.

I promise to rate as soon as I receive your swap. (Unless I have a brain cramp that day) I appreciate thoughtful extras, but, they are not necessary for a heart. I will give hearts for good and/or caring work. If you send on time and it is the required item(s), you will at least get a 5. If you have a good reason for being late and let me know, I will be patient. Communication is the key. Sometimes life does kick us when we're not paying attention.

THANK YOU to my swap-bot family for all your wonderful swaps. You never disappoint. It's a real pleasure to belong to this group.




Comment: Thank you for the great Detroit card! I've never been there. Hope you had a nice vacation with your daughters!
mchesser12 rated for SCATTS - U - Round 7 - US Only on May 10, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the Indiana University of Pennsylvania postcard and sharing your U answers.
Comment: What an interesting variety of playing card deck backs! Most of them are new to me. How fun you have been collecting these for years. I started last year and I am amazed just how many are out there! Take care.
Response: I don't collect as much as never throw anything away. LOL. Thanks for the nice rating.
pintis rated for Black/White Postcard Swap USA #85 on May 7, 2021
Comment: What a great postcard of London! Wish I was there (but not with Fred). Thanks.
Comment: Yes we seem to like the same groups! I have just started atc’s. They are time intensive but I love them. Take care!
skinny52 rated for He Said - She Said on May 5, 2021
Comment: What great ads you chose for me! Thanks very much! They will definitely make it into my journals. Stay healthy!
ArizonaPharmacist rated for Pinup Postcard - USA on May 2, 2021
Comment: Beautiful card! I lived in Hawaii for four years and I regret not getting some of the decadent Hawaiian postcards while there.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely postcards in a lovely card. Also thank you so much for enclosing the recipe for buckeyes, I can't wait to try❤️❤️❤️
minniepic rated for 4 Map Postcards #3 on May 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcards and the lovely card❤️❤️❤️
Mamamoose rated for A Different AD Card #3 on Apr 30, 2021
Comment: Thanks a lot for the very funny card! Happy spring!
Comment: 🤗🤗🤗 Thank you for all the wonderful cards!!
chandlerguera rated for A Different AD Card #3 on Apr 27, 2021
Comment: Joy, the postcard of the nurse putting on her gloves is a real hoot! Thanks for sending it to me. I'm putting a new backing on it to send to my stepdaughter, who is graduating from nursing school on 2 weeks!
Response: I loved that card. Laughed every time I looked at it. Glad you liked it too. Love repurposing things.
Swan rated for PH: List 5 Series - Flowers on Apr 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful sunflowers. They are among my many favorites as well.
Comment: Thank you for the cool cards! I like the baby polar bears! And thanks for sending 4 cards instead of 3! :) Happy swapping!
dawnakaulen rated for Spring/Summer Vibe AD Postcards on Apr 24, 2021
Comment: Fun choices, thank you!
young46356 rated for Transportation Postcard on Apr 21, 2021
Comment: Thanks, interesting card. Rich
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards. I did think the cactus one was funny! In Darwin the tree would most likely be an African mahogany. For some reason, they have really shallow roots here - my theory is that the ones planted in the wet season, don’t have to send deep roots because there is so much rain. In a yard we lived at about 20 years ago, there was a heap of them in the back yard and one of them you could see the root base moving when the wind blew. The last big cyclone we had, there wasn’t a lot of house damage, but several mahoganies got blown over!
Response: And I always thought the trees that have shallow roots are soft wood trees, and hardwood has deep roots. Isn't Mahogany a hardwood? Shows how much I know. Thanks for the rating. Joy
simcoe54 rated for PH: Lighthouse (Blank or Naked) #7 on Apr 9, 2021
Comment: A new lighthouse pc for my collection. Thanks
marclively rated for JOKER Playing Card Swap #3 on Apr 7, 2021
Comment: Thanks Joy!
Carollee922 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #137 on Apr 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the great variety of postcards

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myancey on Mar 3, 2021:

I am so glad the second arrived. Happy swapping!

CrystalZ on Feb 10, 2021:

Thank you for the fun Alice in Wonderland themed postcards that you sent for the Postcard Tag in Postcard Hideout! I will definately be adding these to my collection :)

user6937 on Jan 29, 2021:

What an unexpected surprise in my mailbox today! Two wonderful map cards (Ohio & Hilton Head Island) - thank you, Joy! Extremely nice of you ;)

jjhere on Jan 25, 2021:

I'm learning some cool stuff reading your profile! I love Phillipa Gregory, too. I've read The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo trilogy but didn't know the made all the movies (have seen the first one - loved it). I had to look up 'Kumihimo braiding'...wow, beautiful!

susieq11 on Aug 19, 2019:

OK, I’m glad you liked both mapcards!! : )

susieq11 on Aug 5, 2019:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Joy! Have a nice day!!!

Highlander18 on Feb 28, 2019:

WPS - Multiview Postcard #6 - You rated so very quickly - you get the star award for the fastest turn around I have experienced!

susieq11 on Apr 11, 2018:

Thank you for the PTG: Two (2) Postcards in an Envelope Tag! I looove the iguana and owl. We are desperately ready for Spring too!! OMG! xoxo

denimblu14 on Aug 4, 2016:

Happy Birthday Joy, I hope that you are having a lovely day :)

RyeRye on Aug 4, 2016:



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